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I just spent a week in an Iowa hospital after a car crash. What should I do now?

Congratulations on making it this far. The pain that you had to endure and the work that you had to do in the hospital was hard, and now your doctors believe that you can continue your car accident recovery at home. That is reason to celebrate.

But It Is Not a Reason to Stop Fighting

After you enjoy a good night’s sleep in your own bed and eat a meal that doesn’t come from the hospital’s kitchen, it is important to continue concentrating both on your physical and financial recoveries. Whether your crash was caused by a distracted driver on I-380, a drowsy driver on Iowa-100, or an otherwise negligent driver on another Cedar Rapids road, you will have to take certain actions to protect your fair recovery.

Specifically, you will need to:

  • File a case before your time to do so expires.
  • Gather evidence to support your claim.
  • Negotiate a settlement or go to trial.

The failure to do any of these things may mean that you don’t recover damages for your medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, pain, suffering and other accident related damages.

Get Help Today

Just because you are home from the hospital does not mean that you are fully recovered or that you don’t need help. At this stage in your recovery it is important to continue working with your doctors and rehabilitation therapists. You may also benefit from contacting an experienced lawyer to schedule a free consultation. You can do that right now by filling out our online contact form.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham